Small Business Survey
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Required 1.
First and Last Name:
 

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Required 2.
Company Name:
 

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Required 3.
Position within Company:
 

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4.
Is your business a franchise or non-profit?  Select all that apply
Franchise
Non-Profit
Required 5.
Address including City, State and Zip:
 

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Telephone Number:
 

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Email Address:
 

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Website Address:
 

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COMPANY BACKGROUND 
 
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What is your primary business activity?

Transportation & Warehousing
Retail Trade
Wholesale Trade
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
Manufacturing
Professional and Technical Services
Tourism
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation
Health Care
Consulting
Public Administration
Information Technology
Construction
Educational
Real Estate
Finance and Insurance
Administrative and Support
Waste Management and Remediation
Accomodation & Food Service
Other  
Required 10.

What is the legal entity of your business?

Sole Proprietorship
Corporation
Partnership
Sub S Corporation
Sub C Corporation
Other  
Required 11.

How long has the business been operational?

Less than 1 Year
1-3 Years
4-6 Years
6+ Years
Other  
Required 12.

By what means do you promote or market your business?

Newspapers
Magazines and Publications
Television
Website
Networking
Flyers
Billboards
Tradeshows/Business Events
Social Media
Other  
Required 13.

Has your business revenue in the past three years:

Increased
Decreased
Remained the Same
Other  
 PRESENT CONDITIONS AND ISSUES OF THE BUSINESS
 
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Do you face any constraints to expansion?
No constraints
Need financial assistance
Need information on city/state tax incentives
Need physical facility planning assistance
Insufficient space in existing building
Not enough land for expansion
Parking issues
Zoning and building regulations
Other  
Required 15.
What are the competitive advantages of your business?
Price
Location
Quality
Employees
Knowledge
Reputation
Other  
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What are the three largest challenges facing your business?
 

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Required 17.
What are your top three reasons when selecting your business location?
Proximity to freeways
Proximity to the Port
Access to my customers
Access to my suppliers
Proximity to my home
Workforce availability
Financial incentives
Access to metropolitan amenities
Local officials
Access to business support services
Recreation venues
Quality of housing
Quality of life
Safety Services
Other  
Required 18.
How long is left on your lease?
Less than 1 Year
In 1 Year
In 2 Years
In 3+ Years
I own my building
HUMAN RESOURCES 
 
Required 19.
How many full-time individuals employee including yourself and any business partners?
 

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How many part-time individuals employee including yourself and any business partners?
 

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Required 21.
In 2013, did the number of employees:
Increase from 2012
Decrease from 2012
Stay the same from 2012
Required 22.
With respect to employees, in the next 6 months do you plan to?
Downsize
Stay the same
Hire
Required 23.
Would you like information on key business development services?
Finding, retaining or training employees
Financing/Access to Capital
Improving manufacturing processes
Business plan development
Developing new products or new markets
Preparing a marketing or advertising plan
Internet technology
Identifying new suppliers
Human Resource Management
Import/Export Assistance
Selling your Products to the Government
Other  
Required 24.
Would your business benefit from employee training?
Customer Service
Manufacturing
Financial Management
Accounting techniques
Environmental and OSHA standards
Software i.e. Excel, Word, PowerPoint
Team Building
Sales & Marketing
Skills Learning
Other